Meghan’s Coronation invite rejection shows her ‘brilliant strategy’

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Meghan Markle’s decision not to attend the Coronation at the end of next week has been branded part of her “brilliant” strategy, according to a royal expert. Prince Harry will make a brief visit to the UK for the ceremony on May 6 for his first meeting with the royals since the publication of his explosive memoir Spare.

His family will remain at home in California. Many have speculated that Archie’s fourth birthday also coinciding with the Coronation date is the key factor in her decision.

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Royal expert Kristen Meinzer has said Harry and Meghan’s choice to split their family duties is a “brilliant” strategy.

She told Insider: “I think the decision for Harry to go, and for Meghan to stay home with the children on Archie’s birthday is a brilliant way to split the difference.

“As I’ve said in the past, the primary benefit of attending is the optics; of looking as though they’re continuing to do their best on their end — even if the Royal Family isn’t always doing their best on their end.”

She added that the Sussexes will always do “what’s best for their own little family and their own mental health”.

Omid Scobie, the couple’s unofficial biographer, seemed to confirm Archie’s birthday was the main reason why Meghan chose to stay in California.

He posted on Twitter: “I understand that Archie’s fourth birthday (also on May 6) played a factor in the couple’s decision.

“Expect it to be a fairly quick trip to the UK for Prince Harry, who will only be attending the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.”

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As he is no longer a working royal Harry will not be making an appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the traditional flypast after the ceremony, and he is not expected to attend the Coronation Concert on May 7, either.

Former royal butler Paul Burrell told GB News: “It is not a surprise. He [Harry] is coming to show face. He is coming to put his foot in the door. He is coming because his father wants him to be there.

“His father will be delighted that both his sons will be there to witness this incredible day in his life. But Harry is not going to hang around.”

The former royal servant added: “He will be sitting ten rows back. He will not even see his brother or his father in that time. He will be in and out in a flash.”

Mr Burrell admitted there would be little chance of a royal reconciliation as many of the Firm will find it hard to forgive Harry for allegations he has made against them.

He said: “He doesn’t want to spend much time around them. There is no chance of a reconciliation anytime soon, I’m afraid.

“I think he will get a very icy reception from the Windsors.”

Harry and Meghan last visited the UK together for Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral last September, where in spite of the royal rift they remained front and centre at the service.

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